Tabard Inn

4.8
2017 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome back Friends!!!
We're happy you're coming! Join us on our covered, heated patio; our newly-refreshed fireplace lounge; or one of our intimate dining rooms. Per the Mayor's guidance, indoor seating is limited to 25% capacity with all tables spaced at least 6 feet apart for your comfort and safety.

With a commitment to sourcing ingredients of the highest quality, our kitchen creates a daily menu based on what is local, fresh, and seasonal to bring inspired dishes to your table in an eclectic and historical setting. A DC institution since 1922, we look forward to offering our guests all the comforts of a home away from home.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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What 2017 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EllisW
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food. Top 5 shrimp n grits that I've ever had. Very unsuspecting dinner experience.

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Curiousinva
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We love the ambience, and had not been to the Tabard Inn in 30 years. However, the lunch food was uninspiring. The Oyster Po Boys had almost no oysters. The cheese grits were tasteless. The burger was very good.

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vipCranberries
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The courtyard of the Tabard Inn is one of Washington's best locations. I love the brunch-for-lunch items on the menu and the pecan/chocolate tart was delish.

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BoeL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night! Our first dinner out in 1 year since the pandemic started. Patio was beautiful as always! Food amazing!

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Jessi
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & drinks. Great service & atmosphere. Couldn’t ask for a better evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tabard has undergone renovation and looks terrific. The outdoor seating was socially distanced with excellent service. The steak was excellent with a wine-morel reduction.

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BetterTommorrow
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I was totally in love with Tabard. I guess they have enough patrons now so the service while still good is not the quality I was expecting. The food is still great. Unfortunately I have to take a star off because the maitre d' asked us to leave so he could accommodate other guests! I was appalled. We were there for less than an hour and a half. We both had a full meal and salad (price was over $135). We decided not to have dessert but were finishing up our conversation and paid the bill. Guess we were just in the way. He could have offered us the option to move to the sitting or bar area, or even cajoled us with a drink or sweet...but to simply ask us to leave. Now that is low class! Too many restaurants in DC to be treated like that! Sad, I used to tell everyone it was my favorite restaurant during COVID. Now, Tabard is off my list!

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joeb
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was not hot when it came out. Two orders out of four were wrong.

We had lunch there the previous day and it was excellent.

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jwc12345
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Thanks to dan and David. Great place.

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Bleeckerbabe
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I have been a customer at the Tabard Inn for over 30 years thru all its transitions. The adjustments it has made to ensure safety during a pandemic have enhanced its wonderful ambience. The food remains really good as always. One small complaint is that the servers we were assigned seemed to be trying to rush us through our meal. I understand that we should limit our time at restaurants to curb the risk of infection, but I suggest the servers tone down their sense of urgency.

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vipBruceH
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a positive experience here. The service is seamless and seems effortless.

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vipDCDiner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday brunch. Everything, from the Mimosas to the fresh donuts, was superb!

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RachelB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Was told this was the brunch to be at..., very underwhelmed. Food was under seasoned or poorly done. I sent bacon back! It tasted like propane. Everything needed salt. Brussels were best part. Disappointed we spent Easter brunch here

JD
JanineD
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Easter brunch on the sidewalk in front of Tabard. Thank you!

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Josh
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, Great food. We felt safe on their patio and thought that they are doing a good job following COVID protocols.

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ChristieY
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our favorite stop in DC. The food was incredible, the service attentive, and the patio is a gorgeous place to have a meal. We will be back!

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lulu
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tabard Inn is always a great experience. The food is tasty and the inn is lovely.

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Jimmy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I've always loved the Tabard but the food this visit was not very good. We both left disappointed although the donut and biscuit were the bomb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

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PeterT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything is always fantastic, food is great, service is superb.

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vipEric
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, excellent service, quiet distanced atmosphere with great outside ventilation in the courtyard. Overall just about perfect.

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vipRobinC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tabard inn is an untapped jewel. Best steak I’ve had in along time. And unlike The Palm, they know how to cook a steak. Lovely fruit crumble dessert with homemade ice cream was offered complimentary to our surprise, as the waiter knew we were celebrating.

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CovidCompliant
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I'm hesitant to write a public review because I don't want this hidden gem to become too popular. The Tabard Inn has an ideal "interior courtyard" that allows you to eat with full outdoor ventilation while being sheltered from both adverse weather and sidewalk traffic. This has become especially welcome under DC's Covid environment.

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vipMARIO
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was great. Sitting outside is a real special treat for Washington dining. Been coming here since high school which in my case is almost 50 years! Geez that’s hard to think about!! But there’s a reason. The food is consistently good and I know many chefs got their stores here. It’s a lovely dining room in an eclectic hotel setting. Nice part of town too. Well worth a visit

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the tabard inn!!

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vipRachelN
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and made great wine pairing suggestions. Ambiance was lovely, great outdoor dining and felt very safe with Covid protocols.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I go here for the ambiance and will continue to go back time and time again. (I would rate the ambiance a 6 if I could!) There are some great menu options, but the food menu could be longer and maybe include fewer deep fried items. Otherwise, I can’t complain. Walk around the hotel afterward and feel like a part of history!

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lovecornbread
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food never disappoints. 2nd pot of hot water (with tea bag already in it!) was delivered without asking for it. A friend and I had a delightful Sunday brunch on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely brunch. The staff were extremely helpful, moving us to a patio table once it became available, even though we had already ordered. Great food... the Tabard doughnut was a yummy end to a satisfying brunch.

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AustinR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service. Lovely food. You feel like you are in Europe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was visiting DC for the weekend with my girlfriend from NJ, and wanted to go somewhere special for brunch. It was a perfect spring day to sit out in the courtyard. Our waiter was nice and efficient. The food was very good. We enjoyed ourselves ,and the environment.

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vipJenps
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place. Always have a good time. The necessity of spacing the tables has taken some energy out of the room but we understand and appreciate the precautions. Food and service lovely as always.

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Felippe
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service in a historic landmark. Will go back again soon!

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Lifeof4
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Greeted & Seated swiftly!! Food was AMAZING!!! The staff was so pleasant and professional! A true hidden gem! I will be back!

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vipruss
Wilmington
99 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

If you're in DC and want a unique experience stay at the penthouse at the Tabard Inn. There's no way to describe it other than eclectic and extremely charming. Up five flights of stairs (no elevator) and into a world of collected art, furniture, and atmosphere. The rest of the Inn is also atmospheric and quaint, and an excellent location within the city. The Restaurant was also excellent, and again very well appointed. Try the roast pork and sit close to the disembodied lady in the middle. Hope to go back to where many pilgrims have started their journey through the years!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I celebrated our engagement and the staff and management went out of their way to make us feel special and accommodate us. Very grateful for the wonderful hospitality and experience!

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vipGKRK
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very nice brunch menu. If you are looking for a spot that's "outside dining" in an indoor space, this is it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good
Ambiance nice
Service good

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Jimmy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The new covered outdoor area is really wonderful. The service was fair and the staff seemed a bit overwhelmed. I'm sure that it's not easy to gauge business with covid.

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ChristinaF
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tabard Inn is great as always. Brunch menu needs to be expanded now that the numbers will be going up (w/vaccinations).
I would love to see quiche back on the menu.

FAQs

Tabard Inn does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tabard Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 331-8528.

Tabard Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 2017 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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